President Harry Truman famously said "the buck stops here".
Speaking at a White House lunch with nearly every GOP senator in attendance, Trump questioned whether Sen. All three attended the lunch with Trump.
Republicans, then, have put themselves in a tough spot.
Unfortunately, real entitlement reform will likely be shoved aside or weakened in the bill to get the moderates on board. And he was dining with GOP senators Monday night when the bill collapsed. Moderate-conservative Republicans wanted to protect the expansion of Medicaid, the health insurance plan for low-income families, especially in their home states. "It is always devastating", the group said.
The poll was conducted as the GOP's plan floundered in the Senate during the past week. They'd rather strike a deal - a preference that comes naturally to the business, front-office types who make the party their home. The pressure is on GOP senators to make this happen or suffer the political backlash. We cannot keep the commitment we made to the American people to repeal or replace Obamacare unless we get on the bill. "But we could have a vote on either and if we end up voting on repeal only, it will be fully amendable on the Senate floor and if it were to pass without any amendment at all, there is a two-year delay before it kicks in". He has called on the 49 Republican Senators for immediate action on this. It will take thoughtful, compromising lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to produce the votes to pass a workable solution.
Trump's activism on the bill has come primarily over the phone. The revision also added extra money for premium subsidies and opioid abuse prevention and treatment.
It's possible that the same dynamic could play out in budget negotiations, meaning that there is a non-trivial chance that by September, Republican leaders in both Houses of Congress could be facing the possibility of failure on not just one, but both of the primary legislative objectives they brought with them into the current Congress. Some are slightly hopeful that the GOP can pass the bill with amendments, but it will be an uphill battle.
The CBO predicted that in 2018, 10 percent of the population would be living in areas where no insurers would be participating in the individual market.
CBO's report is the second projection related to Obamacare released by the nonpartisan agency within a 24-hour period.
More recent presidents have adopted Truman's phrase - even if they, at times, have also passed the buck.
How can Lee and Paul vote "no" on a motion to proceed on a clean repeal bill? Such was Democratic strategy when Obamacare was enacted - everything rolled together in a package under Harry Reid's and, especially, Nancy Pelosi's tutelage.
Kevin Brady, the top Republican on tax policy in the House as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, said Republicans will look at the 3.8 percent Net Investment Income Tax in discussions aimed at unveiling a tax reform plan in September. Then, he dropped the carrot and went to the stick: "He wants to remain a senator, doesn't he?"
That could change, however, if the bill is adjusted to meet the concerns of one of the three, which include Sen. "This amendment would leave other protections in place for those who need them, but it would also create other options for those who want them", Lee said. President Ronald Reagan moved quickly to repeal the Jimmy Carter administration's regulations on oil and natural gas production. I misled people, including even my wife. "That's just President Trump being President Trump", he said. Only six concerned health care _ fewer than his tweets about the Women's Open golf tournament that was held at the country club he owns in New Jersey.